Sarah Geary-Damato - Assistant Girls Lacrosse Director
2017 is Sarah Geary-Damato's 3rd year as Assistant Coach and Goalie Coach for Springfield High School. Prior to coaching at Springfield, Coach Geary was the Head Coach for two years at Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been the Goalie Coach for known club teams in the area such as Phantastixs and QC lax.
A 2007 graduate of Springfield High School, Sarah was a three-sport athlete. Played four years of lacrosse as goalkeeper. First Team All-American her senior year. First Team All-Delco and First Team All-Central for three years. All-Southeastern junior and senior year. District Champions three years including undefeated 21-0 campaign her senior year. Also played four years of field hockey and was named MVP her senior year. First Team All-Delco and First Team All-Central junior and senior year. Captain and MVP freshman year on basketball team.
Coach Geary is a graduate from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She received her B.S. in Special Education, Masters in Special Education, and Autism Certificate. At ODU, Sarah was CAA Rookie of the Year. Selected to the 2009 CAA All-Rookie Team. Named All-South Region Second Team by the IWLCA. Garnered Second Team All-CAA honors 2 years in a row. Chosen as part of the WomensLacrosse.com National All-Rookie Team. VaSID All-State Lacrosse First Team. She ranks #1 in career ground balls with 208, #1 with career saves with 567, and #2 in career caused turnovers with 84 in ODU women's lacrosse record books. She was also captain her junior and senior year for the lady monarchs.
Coach Geary is a Special Education Teacher and resides in Drexel Hill with her husband Tyler.
Jessi Gougler - Assistant Girls Lacrosse Director
Jessi Gougler (Valerio) is a 1995 graduate of Academy Park High School, where she was played Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse. As captain, Junior and Senior year, Gougler received All-Del Val and All-Delco honors. In basketball, she joined the 1,000 Point Club and finished her high school career as the school’s all-time leading scorer.
Gougler is a 1999 graduate of Cabrini College, where she played Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse. In Lacrosse, she led her team to back to back conference championships, was named Offensive MVP, PAC Rookie of the Year, and Female Athlete of the Year. In Field Hockey, she was named to the All-American Team and was selected MVP of the North South Senior All Star Game. Gougler finished her career in Field Hockey as Cabrini's all-time leading goal scorer.
In 2007, she was inducted into the Cabrini College Athletic Hall of Fame as the first female Lacrosse player.
Jessi is currently a 3rd Grade Teacher. She has coached Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Basketball, at the middle school, high school, and college level. She is currently the Field Hockey Director and Girls K-2 Clinic Director for Springfield Athletic Association.
Jessi volunteers her time as Assistant Girls Lacrosse Director and Coach for SCLC.